Ezra Pound among the Poets

Ezra Pound among the Poets


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Ezra Pound among the Poets by George Bornstein, Bornstein

"Be influenced by as many great writers as you can," said Ezra Pound. Pound was an "assimilative poet" par excellence, as George Bornstein calls him, a writer who more often "adhered to a . . . classical conception of influence as benign and strengthening" than to an anxiety model of influence. To study Pound means to study also his precursors—Homer, Ovid, Li Po, Dante, Whitman, Browning—as well as his contemporaries—Yeats, Williams, and Eliot. These poets, discussed here by ten distinguished critics, stimulated Pound's most important poetic encounters with the literature of Greece, Rome, China, Tuscany, England, and the United States. Fully half of these essays draw on previously unpublished manuscripts.

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ISBN-13: 9780226066424
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/28/1988
Edition description: 1
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.60(d)

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